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To put this in perspective, the odds of making a hole-in-one have been calculated at 12,500 to 1 for amateurs and 2,500 to 1 for professionals. Moreover, it has been estimated that 1-2 percent of golfers make an ace each year. The percentage of golfers who shoot their age? 0.0000089 percent. Yes, fewer than nine players per million!

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Congratulations to Galveston Country Club’s Knute Lund, head pro Donnie St. Germain, and their staff; and too many volunteers and sponsors to list, all of whom made this year’s Galveston Meals on Wheels tournament an overwhelming success in as safe an environment as could have been provided for a record field of 144 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compliant golfers.

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The third round is scheduled to end around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, to clear the airways for Alabama vs. LSU. The final round will end by 1:45 p.m., leaving about a one-hour gap before the NFL late game. Let’s just call it the spirit of cooperation.